Issue : 4 October 2011
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Health secretary Andrew Lansley has said he wants a new system of per-patient funding for end of life care in place by 2015, a year earlier than was recommended in the Palliative Care Funding Review.
Healthcare staff employed at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust were involved in a lunchtime protest over service cuts last week.
Hospital rapped for 'abject' nursing careSubscription
“Dire” and “abject” nursing care at a hospital in Swansea may have contributed to the death of a patient with learning difficulties, an investigation has concluded.
Improving the hydration of hospital patientsSubscription
A hands-free drinks system can help to reduce patient dehydration in acute settings
Implementing nurse-led dischargeSubscription
Clinical areas must be prepared to embrace nurse-led discharge for it to succeed
The second in a two-part series discusses the use of defibrillators in hospitals
NPSA issues new safety warningsSubscription
Hospital patients suffering from a rare immune system disorder can deteriorate rapidly with potentially fatal consequences, nurses have been warned.
Recently, I had the misfortuneof becoming a patient.
Attitudes towards Gypsy TravellersSubscription
Nurses need to recognise and overcome negative attitudes towards Gypsy Travellers to help address the health needs of this community
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